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2018 NFL Draft order and needs: Teams 11-20


This is the first-round order of the 2018 NFL Draft, with a look at the top positional needs for every team, through Conference Championship Weekend. The draft order is determined by record, and using strength of schedule as a tiebreaker (record and strength of schedule are official tiebreakers to determine the draft order).

Note: Strength of schedule listed in parentheses. The tie between the Redskins and Packers was broken by their win-loss-tie percentages in common games. The tie between the Cowboys and Lions was broken by their win-loss-tie percentages in conference games.



6-10 (.543) DOLPHINS

Needs: OG, ILB, RB. Miami should be looking for additional talent at guard, linebacker, defensive end and running back (following the Jay Ajayi trade to Philly).



7-9 (.465) BENGALS

Needs: OL, QB, LB. Cincinnati is struggling to run the ball and something has to be done about it up front. It wouldn't be surprising to see them looking around at QB. The Bengals might also be looking for help at LB.



7-9 (.539) REDSKINS

Needs: QB, LB, S. Until or unless a new deal gets done with Kirk Cousins, QB is the top priority. Finding a rangy stud linebacker to captain the defense should be one of their top priorities. The Redskins' safety play is just average and they need to improve in that area.



7-9 (.539) PACKERS

Needs: CB, OL, WR. They added a CB (Kevin King) in the 2017 draft, and it might be time to go back to the well at the position. The Packers could look to add competition along the offensive line. Randall Cobb is a potential cap casualty, so WR could become a priority.



8-8 (.488) CARDINALS

Needs: QB, OL, WR. The Cardinals have several pressing areas of need. The offensive line requires reinforcements and the time has come to make finding a QB the top priority for Arizona. With Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end of his career, the Cardinals could look for a big, talented target to pair with a "QB of the future".



9-7 (.441) RAVENS

Needs: WR, TE, RB. The Ravens' offensive line should be in better shape once it gets healthy in the offseason, but the skill positions are in desperate need of upgrades. While wide receiver is the biggest need, the Ravens could use a three-down RB. The Ravens don't have much of a pass-catching threat at tight end.



9-7 (.457) CHARGERS

Needs: OT, QB, LB. The Chargers need to find Philip Rivers' future successor and this might be the year to do it. While the defense has some blue-chip talent, the offensive line does not. The Chargers could look to find a rangy inside linebacker to fortify the defense.



9-7 (.492) SEAHAWKS

Needs: OT, CB, OG. The addition of Duane Brown certainly helps in the short term but tackle is still a spot that's worth a look this year. Adding help at guard is very possible. Richard Sherman's status with the team will be worth keeping an eye on again this offseason, as the Seahawks might need to find another CB.



9-7 (.496) COWBOYS

Needs: TE, DT, CB. Jason Witten will turn 36 shortly after the draft and it's time to find the player who'll replace him. Adding a talented defensive tackle who can get upfield could be in play. The Cowboys lack high-end CBs and might look for a top talent at that spot.



9-7 (.496) LIONS

Needs: DE, OG, LB. The Lions could benefit from adding a strong edge rusher or maybe even two. Finding more talent and/or depth for the interior offensive line is a possibility, while adding another playmaker at LB should be under consideration.



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